If you’re anything like me, you’ve helped Ben & Jerry’s stay in business during this months-long COVID-19 quarantine by eating massive amounts of their ridiculously delicious ice cream. Especially Chunky Monkey.
Good news! Now our dogs can enjoy Ben & Jerry’s, too. For the first time ever, the company is introducing frozen “Doggie Desserts” made with ingredients that can be safely digested by our beloved pets.
Bad news! For now at least, only these two flavors, named after B&J employees’ dogs (sweet!), are available in supermarkets and pet stores:
- Pontch’s Mix, with peanut butter and pretzel swirls (yum!)
- Rosie’s Batch, with pumpkin and miniature cookies (yum!)
They’re sold in single 4-ounce mini cups for the retail price of $2.99, or four-packs for $4.99.
Since ice cream and other dairy products can cause digestion problems for dogs, these treats are made with a small amount of sunflower butter, which is safe for dogs. They also have some of the same ingredients in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for humans, such as wheat flour, coconut oil and sugar.
Although Doggie Desserts are safe for human consumption too, they’re intended for dogs. Sorry.
No word yet on future flavors, but William K. Wolfrum has an excellent suggestion.
If you guys don't make a squirrel flavored ice cream, you'll be missing out.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) January 11, 2021